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Erie R. Co. v. Tompkins
Citation:304 U.S. 64, 58 S.Ct. 817, 82 L.Ed. 118 (1938)
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Erie Railroad Co. v. Tompkins
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Tompkins (Plaintiff), a citizen of Pennsylvania, was injured in Pennsylvania by a train while walking on the pathway next to the railroad track. Plaintiff sued the owner of the train, Erie Railroad Co. (Defendant), a citizen of New York, in the federal court for Southern New York under diversity jurisdiction. Defendant argued it was not liable for Plaintiff’s injuries based on Pennsylvania common law regarding liability for torts.
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